Explore Yorke Peninsula’s trails & walks
Secluded coves, quaint seaside towns and historic lighthouses are just some of the things you’ll discover on Yorke Peninsula’s longest attraction, Walk The Yorke.
Discover scenic Yorke Peninsula and explore this 500 kilometre-long shared walking and cycling leisure trail that runs through picturesque coastal towns and showcases the spectacular coastline our region is known for. With so much trail to tour, you can choose from a short walk, full-day walk or embark on a multi-day adventure to enjoy all this experience has to offer.
If you’re feeling a little more active, you can discover the trails on two wheels. Either bring your own bike along on the journey or you can hire one from the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre. It’s also worth checking with your accommodation provider as some caravan parks and holiday homes have bikes available too.
Highlights that will make your Yorke Peninsula trip one to remember include the Port Clinton to Price stretch which runs for 7.8 kilometres, overlooking beautiful mangrove trees and samphire flats. You’ll find a fantastic trail between Tiddy Widdy and Ardrossan, walking along the red cliffs. Walk along the sea-themed Mosaic Trail in Edithburgh and Sultana Point or visit the bush garden at Port Moorowie.
Innes National Park has a range of self-guided walks, and there is exquisite birdlife and wildlife to be seen which will take your breath away! Free-roaming fauna including kangaroos & emus might also join you on your walk through the park. From short loops to half-day hikes, lighthouses to lake-views, you won’t be disappointed.
A light, two hour (each way) stretch that will take you through a pristine coastal reserve and great coastal views is Barkers Rocks Walking Trail. Inland, the Minlaton Walking Trail is a walk past the town’s animal park and along the outskirts of the town, seeing a pumping station, bridges & iconic river red gums.
Moonta Mines Walking Trail should definitely be on your list with Moonta Mines gaining National Heritage-listed status during 2017. Discover the rich history of this copper mining region via Ryans Walk, Hancocks Walk, and Hughes Walk. The Moonta Tourist Office will be able to point you in the right direction.
The Port Hughes Coastal Trail showcases 2.5 kilometres of cliffs and foreshore, with 10 interpretative signs guiding you along the way. Discover the fishing village history and agricultural significance of this stretch. Geology buffs should visit the Port Victoria Geology Trail for an easy three kilometre walk from the jetty to Rifle Butts Beach.
When visiting the famous Stansbury Seaside Markets, why not check out the six kilometre Stansbury Coastal Trail? Made up of 3 stages between Pitts Cutting and Mills Gully, you can choose to do all 6kms or just one of the sections.
Interested in stretching your legs and finding out about some of the Copper Coast history? The towns of Wallaroo, Kadina and Moonta have self-guided walking trails that will give you a taste of the history that Yorke Peninsula holds. They each take about 1 hour and are a great way to see the many historic buildings in the area.
Now is a great time to stretch those legs, take in the sea breeze and immerse yourself in Yorke Peninsula’s spectacular natural landscapes.